Most people tend to get out of the car, walk a few steps, snap a shot, and then go back to the car and drive off. That means most people's pictures of the same location look pretty much the same.
The next time you are tempted to just take a quick snap of something, take a couple of seconds and ask yourself, "How can I make this unique?"
Raise your camera high up, tilt it vertically, crouch low, shoot through tree branches or flowers, find a "frame". A few seconds of thought will improve the quality of your picture and make the scene your own.